| June 20, 2016

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Barbara Kwasnik

7 Questions with Syracuse University iSchool Professor Barbara Kwasnik

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, Marilyn Arnone, Barbara Stripling, and Ruth Small “I think it is important for women to allow themselves a life of → Read More

| June 15, 2016

EntreTech NYC 2016: Grit, Passion, Transparency, and More

Students on the EntreTechNYC 2016 trip. Photo by Ross Nadel '17.

Back in May, a group of students embarked on the iSchool’s annual EntreTech NYC Trip, one of many iSchool Trips where students can learn by going into the field. There, they made 19 visits (scroll to the bottom to see the complete list of those who hosted!), networked with iSchool alumni, and got to take an inside look at → Read More

| June 6, 2016

Andy and Alex on Finding the iSchool, Periscope Tours, and Being Yourself

Alex Lederman and Andy Ades Convocation 2016

Every year, the iSchool’s Peer Advisors put in an amazing amount of effort to help high school students figure out if the iSchool is the right place for them. Two of these Peer Advisors, BS in Information Management and Technology majors Andy Ades ’16 and Alex Lederman ’16, dedicated their time and talents to creating Periscope Tours for → Read More

| May 17, 2016

Career Networking for Newbies

Illustration of a Handshake - Career Networking for Newbies

I was not always good at professional networking … and I’m still not that good, but when I came to college, I understood that networking is one of the most important skills to advance one’s career, land internships, jobs, and, in my opinion, make the most of the college experience. Through networking, I have met incredible → Read More

| May 13, 2016

The iSchool is More Than Just Grad School

iSchool IM Student Amanda Quick

“Congratulations Amanda! You have been admitted to the iSchool,” read the subject line of the email that had just appeared in my inbox. I sat at a desk doing homework on the fifth floor of Bird Library and regardless of the “quiet” rules, I could barely keep my excitement to myself. Not only had I → Read More

| May 10, 2016

What is DCAP?

What is DCAP (Deloitte Consulting Apprenticeship Program)?

When people think of the iSchool, information technology is the first thing that comes to mind. And sometimes, people associate information technology professionals with a variety of stereotypes, such working in a cubicle and working alone. However, I’ve noticed from communicating with upperclassmen in my major that working as a technology consultant is the beaten → Read More

| May 5, 2016

Interviewing Tips: Beyond the Basics

Interviewing Tips

People love to give advice on interviewing tips and tricks, but you can only hear so many times “have a strong handshake,” or “make eye contact with the employer.” There are lots of other aspects of interviews that might get overlooked, but are important to discuss and cover. Below are some interviewing tips that you → Read More

| May 2, 2016

The It Girls Alumnae at NYCWiC 2016

The Syracuse University iSchool's It Girls Alumnae group at NYCWiC 2016.

The NYCWiC Conference is an annual event held for Women in the Computing and STEM related fields. Students and others in attendance have the unique opportunity to network, share stories and challenges, while building a professional community. Poster Competition: Make an App for That! It Girls Alumnae attended last year’s conference, and competed in a → Read More

| April 29, 2016

IM Student Brings Data Science to City Hall

Sam Edelstein

In 2011, former three-term mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, launched a $20+M initiative through Bloomberg Philanthropies whose goal was to give cities the financial capability to spark, attract, and cultivate innovation. Syracuse, NY became one of those cities in the fall of 2014. The awarding of this Bloomberg Grant to Syracuse entailed the use → Read More

| April 27, 2016

First an It Girl. Now an A+E Intern: Emily’s iSchool Story

First an It Girl. Now an A+E Intern: Emily's iSchool Story

Where it started … When I first came to visit Syracuse University, I was interested in business. I took my tour over at Whitman and I liked it, the building was nice, and I could see myself there – but I didn’t feel any spark yet. A parent of a current student at SU suggested → Read More